OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.
Photo by Rick Lineberger
There are a lot of great reasons to live in New Orleans, but “making money” is not typically at the top of the list. Even though the business climate is undeniably better here now than we’ve seen in decades, money is not what drives most of us.
But of course, we can’t live without it. So thankfully there are New Orleanians who devote themselves to looking after money, and two of them are Peter's guests today on Out to Lunch.
Suzanne Mestayer is CEO of Thirty North Investments. Suzanne is an investment and financial adviser for businesses and individuals - and in her spare time she’s on the New Orleans branch of the Board of the Federal Reserve.
Marianne Van Meter is founder and Managing Director of Legacy Capital. Marianne specializes in investment and financial strategies for private companies.
You know what they say - Money talks. In this edition of Out to Lunch we’re talking about money.